Have you all seen the work by Natalie Chanin? If not, check out her site . Here are but a few of the most beautiful pieces of fabric Ive seen in quite some time. It is all hand embroidered using various applique methods.
This bridal fabric is exquisite. If only I were getting married now... I know what I would make for myself :)
These skirts are available as DIY kits from her store.